Fashion week is over, and after days of running around, not having time to eat or sleep in order to take in as much fashion as I possibly could, I can now relax and look back at all the fun I had. One of my fondest memories of last week was meeting Maxim Kopanygin, Flare Magazine’s street style photographer extraordinaire and as it turned out, a friend’s brother. Small world!
Even after hours in the rainy cold, outside of the tents, Max had the most positive energy…and his photos are amazing too! Pretty sure he has a huge future in fashion ahead of him.
Speaking of the photos, both of these outfits feature pieces I picked up during my last visit to Vaughan Mills mall - the gorgeous Maryam Keyhani necklace and green Prada clutch from Holts Last Call. Both purchased on major sale, and both special pieces I will treasure for years to come, and which made my fashion week dressing that much easier! Now that’s what I call a good buy.
I Wore: 1st Outfit: Leather Jacket, Necklace – Zara; Sweater – Winners; Skirt – H&M; Clutch – Prada (Holts Last Call); Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James
2nd Outfit: Trench – Burberry; Shirt, Pants – Joe Fresh; Necklace – Maryam Keyhani (Holts Last Call); Shoes – Zara; Bag – Flare x Aldo Shoes
Photo Credits: Maxim Kopanygin
Style Blog, October 29th 2012 |
In case you needed a reminder…it’s almost February. And what does that mean? Only a couple of months until spring! Hooray! Earlier this month, I attended Winners’ Spring 2012 Preview, showcasing some of the cutest and most affordable spring clothes I’ve seen in a while. From flirty dresses, to lovely shoes, to swimsuits-galore, to colorful denim (under $20 no less) – there’s definitely something for everyone! And I seriously can’t wait to see it all in stores. Actually, some of the pieces are already available at select locations nationwide, like the below Missoni-esque dress, which I’d spotted last week at the Bloor St. location.
I also spotted more than a few amazing high-end designer pieces, which in Toronto, should be available at Bloor St, College St, and Queen St (and Portland) locations…I certainly wouldn’t mind adding a lacy Valentino frock to my wardrobe…or a pair of grey lacy pants. Simply gorgeous!
Do you shop at Winners often? Which location is your favorite for scoring the best deals? Share your tips in the comments.
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Style Blog, January 30th 2012 |
1. Happy Chinese New Year!
2. Yes, I am wearing the furry vest again. No, I don’t need an intervention.
3. This is what I wore to a mom-date this weekend…one where my mom made me yummy Russian food, and I had to roll myself home afterwards.
4. Is the weekend really over already? *cries, hides in the corner*
I Wore: Sweater, Jeggings - Old Navy; Faux Fur Vest – Winners; Boots – Aldo; Bag – Prada; Necklace – Forever21
Style Blog, January 23rd 2012 |
Last weekend was brutal for me. I won’t go into details, but I feel exhausted this week, and it’s only TUESDAY! Plus, the rainy/crappy weather certainly isn’t helping.
The only positive of this temperature shift, is that I finally get to wear my beloved faux fur vest! And that’s about it.
Hope your weekend was more fun than mine! What did you do?
I Wore: Shirt – Gap; Fur Vest – Winners; Pleather Pants, Necklace – Forever21; Boots – Proenza Schouler (The Room); Clutch – Prada (Holt Renfrew)
Style Blog, November 29th 2011 |
How amazing was the weather this weekend? It’s middle of November, and I didn’t have to wear a coat! It just doesn’t get much better than this…in Toronto.
On top of enjoying the sunshine, I spent some time with my
girlfriends bridesmaids, going over wedding details, watching Bridesmaids, and eating cheesecake. Best weekend ever? I think so!
How was yours?
I Wore: Sweater – Vero Moda (Winners); Red Jeans – Old Navy; Boots – Proenza Schouler; Scarf – H&M; Bag – Prada; Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Style Blog, November 13th 2011 |
When my friend Monica of Beauty Parler got engaged, I was so excited for her! I’ve known this stylish lady for 8 years now…pretty much ever since I’d moved here from Texas, and I just knew that her wedding was going to be incredible. Monica wore a lovely Priscilla of Boston gown, with a long Spanish veil…and she looked stunning…such a gorgeous bride!
Since I knew that her decor was going to have a lot of purple accents, choosing my outfit was a breeze. I finally got to wear my (precious) Lanvin x H&M dress! I’ve been saving it for a special-enough occasion, and what could be more special than a wedding? Le boyfriend and I danced salsa and merengue, ate Portuguese food, and had a lovely time. Plus, we might’ve gotten some pointers for our own wedding in May! Thank you, Mon and Carlos, for an amazing night!
I Wore: Dress – Lanvin x H&M; Shoes – Pierre Hardy (The Room); Clutch – Winners; Ring – YSL; Earrings – The Bay
Style Blog, October 21st 2011 |
Those of you that follow me on Twitter, already know that Mondays nights are reserved for Bachelor/Bachelorette watching/bitching. It’s my not-so-secret guilty pleasure. Don’t lie, I know you have one too! Anyway, this season of Bachelorette is probably one of the most frustrating/annoying/boring seasons in a while, and somehow I still tune in every Monday. What is wrong with me???
More importantly, what is wrong with ASHLEY? Her constant whining over that douche Bentley leaves me gasping for air…as I simply don’t have enough lung capacity to be screaming at the TV for the entire hour. Sometimes, she says the word “Bentley” 5 times in one minute. If you don’t think that it’s a lot, try playing a drinking game – for every time that dreaded word escapes Ashley’s mouth, take a shot of tequila. By the time the show is over, you’ll be passed out on the floor of your living room.
Anyway…the point is…I hate this show, and everything it stands for…but yet I still tune in week after week. How does it relate to my outfit? Well, it kinda doesn’t. But if you watch The Bachelorette, you know what “dot, dot, dot” stands for…and let’s just say, this post was “inspired” by the “dot, dot, dot”…oh, and also, my shirt has dots on it.
Brain vacay…it’s a thing.
I Wore: Shirt – Forever21; Pants – Gap; Bag – Prada; Shoes – JLo (Winners); Necklace – Balisi
Style Blog, July 12th 2011 |
Here’s a quick look at what I wore to Lisa and Wendy’s Hip & Urban Girl anniversary at SCHOOL. This Missoni skirt is by far, one of my most favorite Winners finds ever. It wasn’t cheap, but since I can wear it as a skirt and as a dress – this double duty makes it worth every penny. And the colors, the knit, the pattern…love it all so much!
And once again…the Levi’s denim jacket. It’s practically second skin to me, especially with this ever-changing weather – it keeps me warm, while looking cool. Right? RIGHT?
What I Wore: Skirt worn as a dress – Missoni (Winners); Denim Jacket – c/o Levi’s; Belt, Friendship Bracelets, Rings - H&M; Bag – c/o Ecco; Shoes – Zara; Turquoise Ring – YSL; Bracelet – BCBG
Photos by Sharon Ng-Hayes
Style Blog, June 29th 2011 |
2 years. 734 posts. 2426 comments. 50,000+ unique visitors each month. Great new friends. Dozens of amazing events. And…fashion, fashion, fashion, fashion!
Thank you so much, my dear readers, for tuning in week after week, for reading my random ramblings, and for supporting my little bloggity-blog. I really do love your comments, your emails, and meeting you in person! Here’s to another year of fun, fashion, and making friends!
xoxos, Nelia Style Blog
What I Wore: Tank Top, Jacket – Gap; Skirt – Winners (super old); Boots – Zara; Canvas Bag – The Bay; Sunglasses – Ray Ban; Rings – Max and Chloe, H&M
Style Blog, May 2nd 2011 |
Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon something by accident, and it ends up being exactly what you were looking for? Last weekend, while “helping” le boyfriend pick up his brand new table, I spotted an awesome wall of graffiti – and of course, had to have my pictures taken in front of it!
If you’ve been paying attention to Fall 2011 runway shows, you might’ve noticed an abundance of spots and dots all over the place. For that reason, I dug out some of my dotted H&M tights and rocked them till I had frostbite on my butt. Ok, maybe not frostbite…but thin tights + cold weather does not a good combination make. Oh, the things we do for fashion!
So, do you have a favorite Fall 2011 trend yet? Or are you too busy planning out your spring wardrobe to even care about fall? Let me know in the comments!
I Wore: Top – Mango, Skirt, Earrings - Forever21; Tights, Sunglasses – H&M; Thigh-highs – American Apparel; Clutch – Winners; Boots – Proenza Schouler (The Room); Ring – Max and Chloe
Style Blog, March 2nd 2011 |